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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Mississippi School Districts by City
Number Of Students 482,388
Number Of Mississippi Schools 1,084
Number Of Mississippi School Districts 165
Spending Per Student $8,939

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 33.7499365645876
4th Grade 27.5194216354273
5th Grade 25.3119743180173
6th Grade 24.5545150543404
7th Grade 20.127131436413
8th Grade 27.9162205150063
10th Grade 28.6986075226978

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 33.7499365645876
4th Grade 27.5194216354273
5th Grade 25.3119743180173
6th Grade 24.5545150543404
7th Grade 20.127131436413
8th Grade 27.9162205150063
10th Grade 28.6986075226978

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 46.0% 52.0%
Black 49.4% 16.2%
Hispanic 3.3% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.0% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.2% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 73.2% 50.9%
English Language Learners 1.6% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 13.6% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.19
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Mississippi Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 2,992,333 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 63 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.6% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 21.0% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 32.9% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 25.6% 26.3%
65 Or Older 13.9% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 1,096,593 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 15.5% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 82.3% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 20.7% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 4.7% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 8.8% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 10.0% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 17.0% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 20.3% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 20.1% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 19.1% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,564 $2,201,569,426 51.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $400 $193,040,303 4.5%
Staff $386 $186,424,288 4.3%
General Administration $254 $122,567,030 2.8%
School Administration $491 $236,665,075 5.5%
Operation $897 $432,783,886 10.0%
Transportation $412 $198,883,330 4.6%
Other $202 $97,421,664 2.3%
Total Support $3,043 $1,467,848,840 34.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,333 $642,864,520 14.9%
Total Expenditures $8,939 $4,312,257,503 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%